INTERNAL NOMINATING PROCEDURES: 2345 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

INTERNAL NOMINATING PROCEDURES: 2345 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

INTERNAL NOMINATING PROCEDURES: 2345 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES October )*+,

Internal Nominating Procedures: 2018 Youth Olympic Games 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 – Introduction . . 3 2 – Decision Making Authority . . 3 3 – Quota Spots . . 3 4 – Athlete Eligibility . . 3 5 – Funding . . 4 6 – Provisional Timeline Summary . . 4 7 – Qualification Procedures . . 4 8 – Stage 1: 2018 Cadet Team Trials . . 4 9 – Stage 2: 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships . . 4 10 – Stage 3: Individual Programs for Nominated Team Members . . 5 11 – Confirmation of Nomination . . 5 12 – Performance Readiness and Injuries .

. 5 13 – Staff Selection . . 6 14 – Nominations to the COC . . 6 15 – Appeals Procedure . . 6 16 – Modification of this Document . . 6

Internal Nominating Procedures: 2018 Youth Olympic Games 3 4 – INTRODUCTION This document outlines the procedures to be used by Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) for determining the athletes, coaches and staff that will be nominated to represent Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2 – DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY The High Performance Director (HPD) is responsible for the development and implementation of a selection process that is fair and equitable for all candidates. All team nominations will be reviewed by the High Performance Advisory Committee (HPAC), with final team selection being at the discretion of the HPD.

Where possible, the HPD will make all efforts to seek consultation from the International Coach, NextGen coaches, and personal coaches. The High Performance Manager (HPM) will assist the HPD in ensuring that the process outlined in this document is properly followed. < – QUOTA SPOTS The following weight classes will be contested at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games: • Men’s Freestyle (FS): 48 kg, 55 kg, 65 kg, 80 kg, 110kg • Women (WW): 43 kg, 49 kg, 57 kg, 65 kg, 73kg • *Men’s Greco-Roman (GR): 45 kg, 51 kg, 60 kg, 71 kg, 92 kg WCL has been given a conditional quota of six (6) athletes by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), subject to earning the quotas via the United World Wrestling (UWW) Qualification System.

WCL can qualify a maximum of two (2) athletes per style and only one (1) per weight category. Please see Appendix A for UWW Qualification System.

These Internal Nominating Procedures shall apply if additional quota spots become available. *NOTE: WCL is not sanctioning participation in Greco-Roman Wrestling. > – ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY In order to be considered by WCL for nomination to the COC for team selection, all athletes must meet the following requirements at the time of qualification and nomination, and maintain these requirements through the completion of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games: o Be a Canadian citizen (this refers to Rule 41 of the Olympic Charter). o Have a valid Canadian passport that does not expire on or before April 19, 2019.

o Be in compliance with all relevant UWW, COC, IOC, and WCL requirements for eligibility. o Be a member in good standing of Wrestling Canada Lutte.

Internal Nominating Procedures: 2018 Youth Olympic Games 4 Along with fulfilling the eligibility requirements of WCL, athletes once nominated to the COC, must also fulfil the requirements of the COC, United World Wrestling and the IOC in order to be eligible for team selection. ? – FUNDING All athletes and the allocated support team will be 100% COC-funded for Games. @ – PROVISIONAL TIMELINE SUMMARY May 25-27, 2018 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships May 31, 2018 Athletes and staff to be notified by WCL of their nomination to COC June 6, 2018 Acceptance of Nomination by athlete and coaches June 8, 2018 YOG Wrestling Team training, competitive, and administrative obligations August 28, 2018 Nomination by WCL of athletes and coaches to the COC Submit signed COC Athlete Agreement and Organising Committee (OCOG) Conditions of Participation Form **NOTE: All dates and locations are subject to change.

B – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES Please refer to Appendix A for the international qualification system as determined by UWW. The 2018 Youth Olympic Games Team will be qualified in three stages: Stage 1: 2018 Cadet Team Trials Stage 2: 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships (International Qualification System) Stage 3: YOG team training, competition, and administration obligations 5 – STAGE 4: 2345 CADET TEAM TRIALS The winner of the 2018 Cadet Team Trials will be nominated to represent Canada at the 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships.

C – STAGE 2: 2345 CADET PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS At the 2018 Cadet Pan Am Championships, Men’s Freestyle (FS) winners will automatically be qualified to represent Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, however, if there are more than two (2) qualified athletes in FS, the HPD, in consultation with the International Coach, NextGen coaches, and athlete’s personal coaches, will make a recommendation for team nomination based on previous performance to the HPAC for review.

Internal Nominating Procedures: 2018 Youth Olympic Games 5 For Women’s Freestyle (WW), qualification can occur via a first and second place finish at the 2018 Cadet Pan Am Championships.

Therefore any Canadian women’s freestyle winner or second place finisher will automatically be qualified to represent Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympics, however, if there are more than two (2) qualified athletes, the HPD, in consultation with the International Coach, NextGen coaches, and athlete’s personal coaches, will make a recommendation for team nomination based on previous performance to the HPAC for review.

Previous performance will be assessed using, but not limited to, the following past performances: • 2018 Cadet Pan American Championship Results and depth of field; • 2018 Cadet Canadian Championships • 2017 Cadet World Championships • 2017 Cadet Pan American Championships Where an athlete declines their nomination, or are removed from the team, an alternate may be named where the High Performance Director, in consultation with the International Coach, NextGen coaches, and athlete’s personal coaches, will make a recommendation for team nomination based on previous performance to the High Performance Advisory Committee for review.

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Internal Nominating Procedures: 2018 Youth Olympic Games 6 Prior to Team Nomination to the COC, the HPD will have the final authority over dismissal of any athlete from the Team. Following nomination, any such removals are subject to the approval of the COC Team Selection Committee. 4< – STAFF SELECTION The staff will be selected on the principle of sending a team of specialists that are best capable of assisting and supporting the athletes in achieving a podium performance at the Games as well as contributing to a winning team culture.

Staff selections will be based on final confirmation of COC quota allocations, as determined by the HPD and reviewed by the HPAC.

All coaches must also: • Be a member in good standing with WCL • Be a member in good standing with Coaches of Canada • NCCP Certification level 3 (or equivalent), or higher • Comply with all COC requirements 4> – NOMINATIONS TO THE COC Final athlete and staff nominations to the COC will be made no later than August 28, 2018. Following nomination to the COC, any athlete removals are subject to the approval of the COC Team Selection Committee. Should a nominated athlete, at any time between the sport entry deadline and the sport technical meeting for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, decline his or her nomination or be declared unable to participate in a competitive manner, that athlete shall be replaced, subject to the IOC Late Athlete Replacement Policy.

4? – APPEALS PROCEDURE WCL nominations to the COC for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games may be appealed in accordance with the procedures set out in the WCL Appeal Policy. 4@ – MODIFICATION OF THIS DOCUMENT In the event of circumstances beyond the control of WCL, including but not limited to changes made by United World Wrestling, COC, IOC or WCL, that prevents the fair implementation of these internal nomination procedures as written, WCL reserves the right to determine an appropriate course of action, which may include the right to review and change any part of the international nomination procedures.

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018 Original Version: ENGLISH 23 March 2017 Page 1/5 UNITED WORLD WRESTLING Wrestling Men’s Events (10) Women’s Events (5) Freestyle (FS): 46kg 54kg 63kg 76kg 100kg Greco-Roman (GR): 42kg 50kg 58kg 69kg 85kg Freestyle: 40kg 46kg 52kg 60kg 70kg 1. Total Quota for Wrestling: Qualification Places Host Country Places Universality Places Total Men GR 25 1 4 30 Men FS 25 1 4 30 Women 45 1 4 50 Total 95 3 12 110 2. Maximum Number of Athletes per NOC: Quota per NOC Men (Freestyle) 2 Men (Greco-Roman) 2 Women (Freestyle) 2 Total 6 An NOC can qualify a maximum of two (2) athletes per style but one (1) per weight category 3.

Type of Allocation of Quota Places: The quota place is allocated to the NOC. All athletes must comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, including but not limited to, Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors). Only those athletes who have complied with the Olympic Charter may participate in the Youth Olympic Games.

A. EVENTS (15) B. ATHLETES QUOTA C. ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018 Original Version: ENGLISH 23 March 2017 Page 2/5 Age To be eligible to participate in the Youth Olympic Games, athletes must have been born between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2003. Additional IF requirements Athletes must also be affiliated to a National Federation which is a member of United World Wrestling and must possess a 2018 UWW license. QUALIFICATION PLACES MEN & WOMEN Number of Quota Places Qualification Event D.1. 50 men 45 women D.1.

UWW Continental Cadet Championships 2018 UWW will organise UWW Continental Cadet Championships within each continent between January and June 2018. These Continental Cadet Championships will serve as qualification tournaments for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in the respective weight categories.

For each wrestling discipline, the places obtained for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games will be awarded to the NOCs of the highest ranked athletes at each of the qualification tournaments, in accordance with the following quotas: Places per continent: Continent Freestyle Men Greco-Roman Men Freestyle Women Europe 1 per weight category 1 per weight category 3 per weight category America 1 per weight category 1 per weight category 2 per weight category Asia 1 per weight category 1 per weight category 2 per weight category Africa 1 per weight category 1 per weight category 1 per weight category Oceania 1 per weight category 1 per weight category 1 per weight category If an NOC has more athletes qualified than the maximum NOC quota (2 men in Freestyle, 2 men in Greco-Roman and 2 women in Freestyle), the NOC must confirm to UWW, following each qualifying event, the categories in which they intend to enter an athlete.

The unused qualification place(s) will be allocated to the next best-ranked athlete(s) in the respective weight category, from an NOC, which has not yet reached its maximum quota.

In order to know exactly who are the next-best ranked athletes in each weight category, a bout against the two bronze medallists and a bout against the two fifth places will be organised at each qualification tournament in order to determine the final ranking. D. QUALIFICATION PATHWAY

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018 Original Version: ENGLISH 23 March 2017 Page 3/5 HOST COUNTRY PLACES The host country will automatically qualify two (2) male athletes and one (1) female athlete, one in each discipline, on the condition that the host country participates in the Cadet Pan-American Championships with at least three (3) wrestlers (one per discipline).

In case there is more than one (1) wrestler per discipline at the Cadet Continental Championships, the best- ranked athlete in each discipline will qualify in their weight categories at the Youth Olympic Games 2018. In case two (2) or more athletes are ranked the same, then the NOC must confirm to UWW, following the Cadet Pan-American Championships, the categories in which they intend to enter an athlete. All athletes must meet the eligibility requirements described under point C of this document. UNIVERSALITY PLACES Eight (8) male and four (4) female Universality Places will be made available to eligible NOCs at the YOG, subject to the athletes meeting the eligibility criteria under section C.

The International Olympic Committee will invite all eligible NOCs to submit their requests for Universality Places by 15 January 2017. The Tripartite Commission will confirm, in writing, the allocation of invitation places to the relevant NOCs, in collaboration with UWW, as of 13 March 2017. The NOCs will have until 31 March 2017 to confirm the use of their places to the Tripartite Commission. In order to ensure the ideal number of six (6) athletes per weight category for the men’s Wrestling events and 10 athletes per weight category for the women’s Wrestling events, the weight category allocated to the Universality Places will be finalised after the decision of the places dedicated to the host country.

Participants in the United World Wrestling “More than Medals” talent ID programme will be prioritised. CONFIRMATION OF QUALIFICATION PLACES UWW shall publish the list of NOCs’ qualification places immediately after each Cadet Continental Championship on their website at https://unitedworldwrestling.org Following the completion of all Cadet Continental Championships, UWW will confirm NOCs’ qualification place(s) from all Cadet Continental Championships.

The NOCs will then have two (2) weeks to confirm in writing to the UWW and BAYOGOC if they wish to use these quota places respecting the maximum quota of two (2) man in Freestyle, two (2) man in Greco-Roman and two (2) woman in Freestyle as detailed in paragraph G. Qualification Timeline. CONFIRMATION OF HOST COUNTRY PLACES The host country must confirm in writing to UWW and BAYOGOC within two (2) weeks after the Cadet Pan- American Championships the use of its Host Country Places. E. CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR QUOTA PLACES

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018 Original Version: ENGLISH 23 March 2017 Page 4/5 REALLOCATION OF UNUSED QUALIFICATION PLACES If a quota place allocated is not confirmed by the NOC by the confirmation of quota place deadline or is declined by the NOC, the quota place will be reallocated to the next-best ranked athlete in the same weight category at the respective Cadet Continental Championships, from an NOC, which has not yet reached its maximum quota.

If no more athlete participated in the concerned weight category, the place will be allocated to an NOC applying for a Universality Place in the respective weight category.

REALLOCATION OF UNUSED HOST COUNTRY PLACES Any unused Host Country Places (returned or achieved through the Pan American Continental Championships event) will be reallocated to the Universality Places. In case the host country, qualifies through D.1 the Host Country Place would be reallocated to the Universality Places. REALLOCATION OF UNUSED UNIVERSALITY PLACES Any unused places, including those returned after the final allocation by the YOG Tripartite Commission, will be reallocated to NOCs of the next best-ranked athletes, not yet qualified or has not reached the maximum quota per NOC, and according to the following order of priority: Men  Europe  Asia  Pan America  Oceania  Africa Women  Africa  Oceania  Asia  Pan America  Europe F.

REALLOCATION OF UNUSED QUOTA PLACES

QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018 Original Version: ENGLISH 23 March 2017 Page 5/5 Period Date Milestone Universality Places 31 March 2017 Validation of final allocation of Universality Places by the YOG Tripartite Commission Qualification 1 April 2017 – 31 July 2018 YOG 2018 qualification period * Cadet Oceania Championships, City () * Cadet Pan-American Championships, City () * Cadet European Championships, City () * Cadet Asian Championships, City () * Cadet African Championships, City () Accreditation Deadline * Buenos Aires 2018 Accreditation Deadline (All potential athletes must be registered in the system) Inform and Confirm By * UWW to confirm to the NOCs the quota places earned through D.1 * Deadline for NOCs to confirm in writing to UWW the use of places obtained during the qualification phases Host Country to confirm the participation of athletes Reallocation * UWW to reallocate all unused quota places and NOCs to confirm 30 August 2016 End of reallocation period Sport Entries Deadline 31 August 2018 Entries deadline by name for all sports Finalisation of DRP Deadline * Finalisation of DRP Deadline YOG 6 – 18 October 2018 3 rd Summer Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires 2018 *To be defined G.

QUALIFICATION TIMELINE

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